20,000 spectators pack out Promenade park in Maldon waiting for the start of the annual mud race.
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Cool winds are expected throughout the weekend. Saturday will be sunny but Sunday will be cloudy.
Norwich City and Middlesbrough go head-to-head this evening at Carrow Road in a pivotal clash in The Championship promotion race.
Ipswich is a seat that has swung between the Conservatives and Labour for much of the last century.